Pueblo a Pueblo, Inc.

Our mission is to improving the health, education and food security of families in Indigenous and rural communities in Latin America. We seek to strengthen vulnerable families by serving women and children, with an emphasis on Indigenous peoples in the Lake Atitlan region of Guatemala and other rural, coffee-growing communities in Latin America through integrated, school-based health & education programs. Pueblo a Pueblo was founded on the belief that meaningful and sustainable change requires the commitment and active involvement of the individual, community or organization that will benefit from that change. Pueblo a Pueblo strives to deepen values such as personal responsibility, se...
Dec 13, 2012

Bon Apetit!

During this past month’s Summer Vacation Camp activities, children from Panabaj, Tzanchaj, Chacayá, and La Cumbre elementary schools learned first-hand what Farm-to-Table is all about. That’s right! They learned the A to Z of making a healthy and nutritious salad with fresh ingredients straight from the schools’ organic gardens that they helped tend.  

The lesson started in the school garden, where children and Pueblo a Pueblo activity coordinators harvested fresh vegetables such as lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, parsley, cucumbers and radishes.  All these vegetables were grown in the school garden where students learned how to care for fruits, vegetables and medicinal plants in an organic way.  Children learned how to recognize when a fruit or vegetable is ready to be picked, and they now understand the importance of giving young plants time to ripen and gather the most nutrients possible.   

The lesson continued in the kitchen, where children learned how to clean the freshly picked vegetables with water, salt and lime to encourage healthy and sanitary eating habits.  Once cleaned and cut, children were reminded of the names and benefits of each ingredient that made up their nutritious salad.    

It was a fun learning opportunity for children who got to see the connection between growing healthy vegetables and making a delicious meal full of vitamins with their own harvest!  We were excited to see children leaving the garden camp happy and fulfilled, because healthy students are more likely to succeed in school, develop positively and lead their community to a healthier and better place.

Dec 11, 2012

Literacy Changes Lives

Due to your generous support in 2012, our Literacy program in the ChukMuk Elementary School is bringing enjoyment to children's lives through reading activities and resources. This year we have not only provided the school with a librarian and teacher training workshops, we have increased the number of available resources for children by close to 1000 books.  This would not have been possible without or Global Giving donors. To give you a small glimpse of the work and the impact it is having on indigenous children, we've put together a small video that will give you a glimpse of the joy they feel with every book they touch.

 

Thanks you for all you do!

Oct 15, 2012

It's all about good hygiene-Global Handwashing Day

Happy Global Handwashing Day!

Promoting proper hand washing habits using soap can be considered a “do-it-yourself” vaccine, as defined by Global Handwashing Day partners, and it can save millions of lives and promote a healthier way of life for children around the world!

Each year, millions of children under the age of five suffer and die from diarrheal and acute respiratory infections in developing countries.  Good news is that the number of affected children can drastically be reduced with the simple habit of hand washing with soap! Along with other measures such as water purification or sanitary food handling, using soap while washing your hands can prevent the transmission of pathogens and be even more effective than a vaccine. Studies have shown that washing hands with soap after going to the bathroom, as well as before and after handling food can reduce the risk of diarrheal infections from 50% to 30%.

Pueblo a Pueblo’s School Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) project is also taking action by focusing on promoting healthy habits among children in Santiago Atitlan! In celebration of the  Global Handwashing Day, students from our partner schools participated in a series of fun, interactive activities. Children from kindergarten to sixth grade learned about the harmful effects of germs, the importance of using soap when washing their hands, and the different ways to improve their personal health habits. Pueblo a Pueblo’s activity coordinators used glitter to illustrate germs and their transmission, and how they can only be cleaned with soap!


Healthy children equals happier kids who go to school and build a better future for themselves and for their community! On Global Handwashing Day, we are hoping to take one more steps towards a healthier future for Guatemalan children who are usually the first to be affected from waterborne diseases such as diarrhea.

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